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bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:53 am

G'day just thought i would share the initial part of my upcoming project with you all, I took delivery of my kz650 on the weekend and dropped it in for a roadworthy check to see what it needs yesterday, I also received wire spokes for front & rear " sounds good but I haven't picked up a spanner yet" anyway here are a couple of pic's of what I am starting with including the donor bike in the background.
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regards pete
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby metaltriumph » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:44 am

z1enterprises.com is the best source for parts for these bikes mate.

good luck with the build keep us updated,

PS Gold z650 cafe racer is already taken.... 8)
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:15 am

thanks for the heads up al, I was saying to gosling1 your's was my inspiration prior to my decision on which bike to buy, you have done a beautiful job you should be proud of what you created & no I won't steal your colours, but if you don't mind I might just annoy the crap out of you "not IF but WHEN I get stuck"
metaltriumph wrote:z1enterprises.com is the best source for parts for these bikes mate.

good luck with the build keep us updated,

PS Gold z650 cafe racer is already taken.... 8)
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby swearbear9r » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:55 pm

cool mate good luck with it hay ........
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby MickLC » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:03 pm

Sweet! Another z650 getting a makeover 8)
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:34 am

Six months later & the whole thing has changed, G'day all
This is the start of my z650 resto
With the intention of doing a caf'e racer build on it, the bike arrived late August 2010 & as a bit of a bonus laurie who I got it from had a donor bike for an extra $200.00
When they arrived I thought this is in not bad shape, just get it sorted for roadworthy / rego and pull it down later, so off to Gassit motors it went.
Somewhere between then and December and to be honest I don't know how it changed, but I now am doing a full resto on the original bike & will be doing a caf'e build on the donor bike.
With this taking longer than expected due to work commitments I went and bought a 85 Gpz750r got it on the road " as rough as she looks" but this is my hack until I get at least one of the 650's going then I will fix the 7fiddy up then.PHEW!!!
Anyway the progress to date:
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frame, swingarm + bits to the powdercoaters
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half way there cleaning the engine b4 black
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pre chromed.JPG
everything to go to the chromer
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wheel & hub b4
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:39 am

now some stuff coming back
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all the brightwork back ( not the chrome)
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wheels back & beautiful
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flake candy lime green.jpg
As much as I try I cant do the original colours for this bike they just bore me, so the attached colour I know is out there and to that point to the purists "sorry" but I think with all the chrome it will be great..I hope, but you have to admit it's very 70's
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby Bogan » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:47 am

Hmm that green is a bit hawt!!!

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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:51 am

G'day bogan
well no-one can say " he got kawa green wrong" nuth'n like it :)
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby tim » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:15 am

:shock: Awesome! Will be watching this like a hawk :kuda:
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby Glen » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:18 am

Nice going mate. I reckon the colour will be brilliant. Can't wait to see it.
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:43 pm

thanks guy's, appreciate your comments 8)
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby metaltriumph » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:06 pm

Your paint needs more sparkles. 8)
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby MickLC » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:20 pm

The early 650's had a metal flake green that was not quite as lime as that one, but would look pretty awesome if it was done with that much flake in it.
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Re: bike arrived now the "cafe" project starts

Postby chimp » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:25 pm

MickLC wrote:The early 650's had a metal flake green that was not quite as lime as that one, but would look pretty awesome if it was done with that much flake in it.

thats the plan mick, will be speaking to a painter tonight I hope :D
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